The hotly anticipated remake directly based on the 2003 Game of the Year, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has reportedly suffered from delays due to inevitable studio shake ups reports claims.
Earlier this evening, renowned reporter from Bloomberg, Jason Schreier posted a tweet that would disrupt the galaxy far far away, with news that comes directly from the Palpatine-lead empire. The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake has been delayed.
This comes directly on the heels of the original Knights of the Old Republic (and KOTOR II) receiving solid ports to the portable Nintendo Switch, and after the still young announcement back in September when the remake was first dragged into the light. The remake, which has also been reported to be three years in the development cycle, has been put on indefinite hold. The Bloomberg report states the following:
Aspyr also abruptly fired the game’s art director and design director this month. In a series of meetings throughout July, Aspyr’s two studio heads told employees that the project is on pause and that the company will look for new contracts and development opportunities, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.– Bloomberg Report, Jason Schreier
While the initial announcement of the beloved Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was met with high praise and anticipation, this news must come as a blow to fans. Not only has the project been placed on the proverbial shelf. Fans have taken to Twitter to post their frustrations regarding the Aspyr-headed project.
As of the time of this posting, Aspyr has yet to respond regarding the indefinite delay of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake project, but they will undoubtedly address this situation as it reaches maturity. A good place to watch while this situation unfolds is the official Aspyr Twitter for updates.